Volunteering With LRR
LRR is an all-volunteer organization. As such, the number of dogs we are able to help is directly proportional to the number of volunteers we have. There are several important tasks performed by LRR volunteers:
This is the most critical link in our rescue chain. We can only take in as many dogs as we have foster homes. Also, being a foster home is a great solution if you want a Lab, but can’t own a dog permanently, or want to experience various Lab personalities first. Read more about becoming a foster home.
Transport, House Checks, and Evaluations
Some of the other jobs we need volunteers for include:
- Transporting labs (from shelters to our intake homes, and between foster homes)
- Doing pre-adoption house checks of applicants
- Evaluating dogs in shelters to determine if they would be a good fit for LRR
If you are interested in any of these jobs, read our article “What Is An Animal Rescue Organization?”, then complete an application in its entirety and sign and return the application to LRR. We use the same application for adopters and volunteers. You must complete each section as if you were planning to adopt a lab, this will help us to better understand your philosphy of dog ownership.